Friday, May 31, 2019

“It turns out the original basis for this 10,000-step guideline was really a marketing strategy”

Atlantic:

“In 1965, a Japanese company was selling pedometers, and they gave it a name that, in Japanese, means ‘the 10,000-step meter.’”

Based on conversations she’s had with Japanese researchers, Lee believes that name was chosen for the product because the character for “10,000” looks sort of like a man walking.